(Nominated by Sharon Haegele)
State Capitol Building in Bismarck
August 12, 2011
Brad was instrumental in establishing the Patriot Guard Riders in the State of North Dakota and served as the first Captain for our State. Their mission has been to shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors. Brad has attended hundreds of funerals of fallen heroes, showing respect to their families and communities. He has sent hundreds of care packages to our military overseas and supported them for what they do in defending our country. He has revisited and comforted families of fallen heroes long after the death of their loved one, and so much more.